This should be interesting…CLICK HERE. Not a bad start, actually…
Crash is one of my fave pop songs ever – I have a whole dance routine worked out to it. True story.
Very nice, 1537; not knowing you personally I now have a visual of your little Lego men holding little vinyl records cutting a rug on one of those green Lego foundation mats!
Intriguing start – interesting question as to when ‘alternative’ begins & ends.
Stephen, see my response to GenX below…because you are exactly right.
Not a bad start at all. Shout outs already to:
Furniture – “Brilliant Mind”
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – “Rattlesnakes”
Bob Mould – “See A Little Light”
B-Movie – “Nowhere Girl”
Waiting on an entry(s) from The Replacements:)
Not a huge Mould fan (even his stuff with the MIghty “Du”, but I’m with you on the Lloyd Cole and especially Nowhere Girl!
I think the real issue here is how a song is defined as alternative. Adam Ant’s “Goody Two Shoes,” makes the list by not “The Sun Always Shines on TV,” by virtue of it being an a-ha song? “Don’t Change” by INXS is less pop than “Rapture,” by Blondie? It’s a great list, no doubt. Nice to see the Femmes there, but they are hardly alternative.
That’s a great point, GenX. After seeing the whole 100 I’d have to say that at least a full 1/2 would have been played back then at any number of high school dances, hardly ‘alternative’. Are they good songs? In most cases, yes. Maybe even a bit “left of the dial”, but not the “A” word. The Femmes were alternative back when they were released, though, IMO. Time has a way of softening the edges. The Dead Kennedys were the very definition of Alternative back then, now they just seem like a damn good and fast surf band!
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